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1) The Shiva Option, David Weber & Steve White (Baen) 1 -
2) Kiln People, David Brin (Tor) 2 1
3) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 4 3
4) Shadowsinger, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 -
5) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 6 5
6) Fool's Errand, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 2 2
7) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 5 4
8) Sword-Sworn, Jennifer Roberson (DAW) 1 -
9) A Winter Haunting, Dan Simmons (Morrow) 1 -
10) The Peshawar Lancers, S.M. Stirling (Roc) 2 6
1) The Skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey (Del Rey) 2 2
2) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 12 4
3) The Fresco, Sheri S. Tepper (Eos) 1 -
4) Worlds of Honor #3: Changer of Worlds, David Weber, ed. (Baen) 1 -
5) Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan (Tor) 2 -
6) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 16 6
7) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 4 7
8) St. Patrick's Gargoyle, Katherine Kurtz (Ace) 1 -
9) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 4 5
10) Moving Pictures, Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 1 -
1) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 17 1
2) Drinking Midnight Wine, Simon R. Green (Roc) 1 -
3) I Dare, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin) 1 -
4) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 5 2
5) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 3 4
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey, Elaine Cunningham (Del Rey) 2 1
2) Star Trek, the Next Generation: Immortal Coil, Jeffrey Lang (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey) 1 -
4) Star Trek: S.C.E. Book Two: Miracle Workers, John Ordover, ed. (Pocket) 1 -
5) The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide, Brian Sibley (Houghton Mifflin) 1 -
1) Forgotten Realms: The Jewel of Turmish, Mel Odom (WotC) 1 -
2) Greyhawk: The Tomb of Horrors, Keith Francis Strohm (WotC) 1 -
3) DragonLance: The Second Generation, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (WotC) 1 -
4) DragonLance: The Golden Orb, Douglas Niles (WotC) 1 -
5) Forgotten Realms: The Cleric Quintet Collector's Edition, R.A. Salvatore (WotC) 1 -

The Shiva Option dominated the hardcover category with more than double the points of the next title. I Dare by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin) was the new runner-up. We had 84 nominees, up from 77 last month.

The Skies of Pern topped paperbacks by a substantial margin. Sean Russell's The One Kingdom (HarperTorch) was the new runner-up. Nominees: 86, well up from 60.

The Lord of the Rings again led the trade paperback list by a wide margin. The new runner-up was The Black Chalice by Marie Jakober (Ace). Nominees: 63, up from 59.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey had no close competition in media-related books. Nominees: 31, the same as last month.

Forgotten Realms: The Jewel of Turmish headed gaming-related titles. Nominees: 32, off from 34.

MechWarrior: The Dying Time topped the gaming-related category by a solid margin. Nominees: 34, off from 36.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), (USA), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Pandemonium Books & Games (MA), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Mark's (NY), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: February 2002.

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